Ambassadors and diplomatic staff of many embassies located in London (covering 150 nations) were sent the following communication:
Dear Honourable Ambassador,
I am writing to you as part of my effort to reach out to all governments around the world regarding what I fear is a genuine threat to world peace. It is a threat stemming from what, I regret to say, appears to be a partisan political deception campaign by a political party within the United States of America. This is a very serious issue and an issue that every country deserves to be properly informed about.
I'm a private citizen of the United Kingdom. I have no affinity with any political party and no investment or stake in geopolitical outcomes beyond that of being a British citizen who opposes needless conflict, especially if it is instigated by deceit.
At the end of December 2016, I started to investigate an online persona that identified itself as "Guccifer 2.0", an identity many believed – and many in America still do believe – to be a Russian hacker allied to the Russian security services, the GRU and/or the FSB. The Guccifer 2.0 online persona made unverified claims of being a source for the “DNCLeaks” – the leaked emails of seven Democratic National Committee officials that WikiLeaks published on 22 July 2016 – and deliberately left various ‘clues’ pointing to an apparent Russian identity.
These ‘clues’ have been cynically exploited by vested political interests in the US to claim the Russian government used Guccifer 2.0 as a conduit to WikiLeaks of ‘hacked’ DNC materials in order to “subvert our democracy” in last year’s US election.
There has been a great deal of misreporting, under-reporting and false assumptions made about Guccifer 2.0, and what makes this a serious issue is that these earlier press errors have gone uncorrected. Instead, most of the mainstream press has studiously ignored new evidence that contradicts the false narrative it has promoted over the past 15 months and instead continues to generate xenophobic hysteria over alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential election.
In light of this refusal to report the new evidence, it appears the US mainstream press is manufacturing consent for war once again.
RESEARCH, DISCOVERIES & MAINSTREAM PRESS SILENCE
In February 2017, a discovery was made that discredited the ‘Russian hacker’ theory. This discovery of independently verifiable evidence was made by carrying out a more thorough analysis of the metadata of digital files published on Guccifer 2.0’s own Wordpress website than anyone appears to have done in 2016.
The mainstream press stayed silent; it took around 200 days before the first brief mention of this new evidence in the press. Since then, the ‘Russian hacker’ theory has been further invalidated by other ‘digital forensics’ evidence from various independent researchers and analysts. Again, instead of dealing with these new discoveries legitimately, most in the mainstream press have chosen to ‘cherry-pick’ a single aspect, distort that, and argue against it ‘strawman’-style, as a means to disregard 90%-95% of the research.
THE THREAT TO GLOBAL STABILITY & HUMANITY
Since October 2016, the United States Intelligence Community (USIC), with assistance from mainstream media propaganda channels, has used warmongering rhetoric, alleged Russian government interference in the US election, and called that alleged interference an "act of war".
Anonymous officials in the USIC, cited by US mainstream press, have also made claims that strong evidence exists and have even stated they have intelligence showing that Russian President Vladimir Putin called for hacking the DNC.
Nothing has ever been made public that supports such allegations. Indeed, the closest any USIC agencies have come to this is making assessments, none have produced hard evidence. Those assessments, at least as they relate to the Guccifer 2.0 persona, have been discredited by the newly discovered information. This, however, does not seem to have stopped the push for sanctions or for escalating military tensions, both of which continue within the US government.
Those entrusted to investigate the alleged Russian interference also appear to be completely ignoring the new evidence – evidence that does a lot to vindicate Russia. Ignoring evidence that suggests there may have been a domestic political scheme to frame Russia should be a concern to those who desire a peaceful and stable world for all. This could easily be an attempt to sustain a false pretext for war, a war between nuclear-armed nations that risks expanding into global war.
Even more questionable, the assessments provided by various US intelligence agencies have, in part, been based on the reporting of private sector entities, one of which is CrowdStrike, the only entity the Democratic Party allowed to have access to its computer servers – effectively the ‘crime scene’ of the alleged cyber intrusion of which DNC claims it is the victim.
CrowdStrike has multiple conflicts of interest here: its own contract with the Democratic Party; its affiliation with the Atlantic Council (which in turn has ties with NATO and anti-Russian individuals such as Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk); and some of its executives have made specious claims over the past year that now clearly need investigating, especially with regards to the relative timing of CrowdStrike’s public statements and the appearance of the Guccifer 2.0 persona.
WHY EVIDENCE MAY BE GETTING IGNORED
The person investigating these matters is Robert Swan Mueller III, someone whose history includes attempts to frame WikiLeaks and who is friends with one of the CrowdStrike executives who made specious claims about the DNC being hacked. I am concerned that he may not investigate this matter thoroughly and may ignore evidence that has recently been reported to him.
WHO HAS THIS BEEN REPORTED TO?
A report outlining various pieces of evidence and raising concerns over the assessments given by several US intelligence agencies was sent to Special Counsel Robert Swan Mueller III as well as to the US House and Senate Intelligence Committees, the US House & Senate Judiciary Committees and the US Deputy Attorney General, Rod Jay Rosenstein.
WHAT HAVE THEY BEEN INFORMED OF AND BY WHOM?
A copy of the report ("Non-Existent Foundation for Russian Hacking Charge") is available at: http://nef4rhc.wordpress.com
While the report does cite research that I have been involved with (and that I report on at: http://g-2.space), it was actually produced and sent by Skip Folden, a US citizen, former IBM Program Manager for Information Technology for the US, and someone who worked at IBM for at least 25 years.
Folden also co-authored an earlier report on this same subject with members of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), a group of highly experienced veteran intelligence officials and whistleblowers that opposes conflict justified by flawed intelligence. VIPS is most famous for its 2003 memorandum blowing the whistle on the false assessment that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction that led America into an illegal invasion of Iraq.
I don't want to see global chaos and conflict caused by deception. I want to make sure investigation of the “DNCLeaks” is not obstructed or conducted in bad faith. I feel there is a serious and credible threat to global stability that may arise if this matter is not investigated properly.
My reason for writing to you is to request that you or your technical/technology advisers read the report linked to above and consider all the new evidence that has been discovered in 2017. If its implications cause you concern, I hope you will feel you now have sufficient facts to take the matter forward in your official capacity, in whatever way you judge to be most appropriate.
If you wish to clarify any of the points made in this letter or the report, technical or otherwise, I will be happy to do so to the best of my ability.